Thursday, January 20, 2011

What's for Dinner? Senegalese Peanut Stew with Spinach and Sweet Potatoes

Ok I admit it...this one is just for me. :) Not a chance either of my boys would even give this one a try, their loss! It's really good. Seriously good! And it freezes pretty good too! Try it you will not be sorry.

Senegalese Peanut Stew with Spinach and Sweet Potatoes
Weight Watcher


1 spray(s) cooking spray
2 medium onion(s), roughly chopped
1 medium green pepper(s), cored and roughly chopped
1/2 pound(s) sweet potato(es), peeled and chopped into 1/2-inch cubes
2 medium carrot(s), peeled and thinly sliced
2 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), minced
2 Tbsp ginger root, fresh, minced
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (I added extra becuase I like it spicy)
4 cup(s) vegetable broth, reduced-sodium (I used chicken broth becuase it's what I had)
6 Tbsp peanut butter, natural, creamy-variety
8 cup(s) spinach, leaves, stemmed, packed, chopped

Coat a large saucepan with cooking spray and set over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring often, until softened, about 3 minutes.

Stir in the sweet potato, carrots and garlic; cook for 1 minute, stirring often. Add the ginger, cloves, salt and cayenne; cook for 30 seconds.

Pour in the vegetable broth and bring to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Stir in the peanut butter until smooth.

Cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer slowly, stirring once in a while, until the sweet potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes.

Add the spinach; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Yields about 1 2/3 cups per serving.
Keep the heat low as the soup simmers so the peanut butter doesn't break (that is, in culinary terms, "doesn't fall out of suspension" or separate).



Aimee said...

Yum!! That looks and sounds so yummy!

Kovas said...

I don't like cooked spinach, but that dish looks great!

She said I need a goal said...

OMG I LOVE YOU. No really, seriously
L O V E Y O U!!

I was just thinking about a soup I used to eat like this. MUST make this on the weekend.

Christi said...

That looks awesome! I must add to my nutrition arsenal.

Al's CL Reviews said...

I think I'm with your boys.


Diana said...

Looks like a great "home-made" meal! So worth all the effort! Been loving spinach-eat it with every meal!

Jennifer said...

That looks SO great...and I have the ingredients on hand! Thanks for sharing - I'll definitely give this a try this week.